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Patriotic Paper Pieces

English paper-piece a star-studded table topper for the Fourth of July. Fabrics are from the Classic 1800s Shirting collection by Sara Morgan for Washington Street Studio.


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Inspired by: Flea Market Find from quilt collector Jody Sanders

Quilt tester: Martha Gamm



Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.


  • 3⁄8 yard each blue print and red print (jewel pieces, diamond pieces)
  • 1—9×22" piece (fat eighth) of white print (hexagon pieces, triangle pieces)
  • 15-1⁄2"-square red wool (backing)
  • Cardstock or sturdy paper


Finished quilt: 13-1⁄2×15-1⁄2"


Make Templates

Carefully and accurately cut out paper templates on traced lines. You will need a paper template for each jewel, hexagon, diamond, and triangle piece in the quilt.

Find the patterns by clicking on "Download this Project" above. Trace patterns onto cardstock or sturdy paper as follows: 42 jewels, seven hexagons, six triangles, and 30 diamonds. Carefully and accurately cut out paper templates on traced lines.


Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. When cutting fabrics, add a 3⁄8" seam allowance to each edge of jewel, triangle, hexagon, and diamond pieces.


From blue print, cut:

  • 42 of Jewel Pattern

From white print, cut:

  • 7 of Hexagon Pattern
  • 6 of Triangle Pattern

From red print, cut:

  • 30 of Diamond Pattern